docs/159650: Call for review : Description of crash dump (developers-handbook)
wblock at wonkity.com
Sat Jan 7 16:05:23 UTC 2012
On Sat, 7 Jan 2012, Benedict Reuschling wrote:
> Am 07.01.12 09:11, schrieb Ryusuke SUZUKI:
>> Last year, I took PR/159650. This PR is related to the crash dump.
>> As you know, "dumpdev" variable of rc.conf file is "AUTO" in HEAD,
>> but changed to "NO" on the stable branches.
>> RELENG_9 : http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/etc/defaults/rc.conf#rev1.394.2.2
>> RELENG_8 : http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/etc/defaults/rc.conf#rev1.358.2.2
>> RELENG_6 : http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/etc/defaults/rc.conf#rev184.108.40.206
>> However, developers-handbook "10.1.1 Configuring the Dump Device" only says
>> "AUTO is the default as of FreeBSD 6.0."
>> We should update this sentence.
> Yes, we should.
>> And I also would like to mention the crash dump menu of the bsdinstall,
>> recently kensmith@ added
>> Please review the follwoing patch:
> I've made a few corrections inline below.
>> Index: chapter.sgml
>> RCS file: /home/ryusuke/work/cvs-doc/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/developers-handbook/kerneldebug/chapter.sgml,v
>> retrieving revision 1.80
>> diff -u -r1.80 chapter.sgml
>> --- chapter.sgml 2 Dec 2010 14:53:45 -0000 1.80
>> +++ chapter.sgml 7 Jan 2012 06:54:34 -0000
>> @@ -76,8 +76,13 @@
>> &man.rc.conf.5; to the path of the swap device (the
>> recommended way to extract a kernel dump) or
>> <filename>AUTO</filename> to use the first configured swap
>> - device. <filename>AUTO</filename> is the default as of
>> - &os; 6.0.</para>
>> + device. The defualt for <varname>dumpdev</varname> is
>> + <filename>AUTO</filename> in HEAD, and changed to
>> + <filename>NO</filename> on RELENG_* branches (exceptionally,
>> + it leave <filename>AUTO</filename> in RELENG_7).
> Not sure what you mean by "leave" here, it does not sound right. Did you
> miss a word? You probably meant something like "... it is set to
> <filename>AUTO</filename> in RELENG_7.
<filename>NO</filename> on RELENG_* branches (except for RELENG_7,
which was left set to <filename>AUTO</filename>).
Those <filename> tags maybe ought to be <literal>, I'm not sure.
>> + On &os; 9.0-RELEASE and later versions,
>> + <application>bsdinstall</application> will prompt if crash dumps
The "if" can be read two ways. Suggestion:
<application>bsdinstall</application> will ask whether crash dumps
>> + should be enabled on the target system during the install process.</para>
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